Air Force Act,1950
49. Permitting escape of person in custody.
Any person subject to this Act who commits any of the following offences, this is to say, –
(a) When in command of a guard, piquet, patrol or post, releases without proper authority, whether willfully or without reasonable excuse, any person committed to his charge or refuses to receive any prisoner or person so committed; or
(b) Wilfully or without reasonable excuse allows to escape any person who is committed to his charge, or whom it is his duty to keep or guard;
Shall, on conviction by court-martial, be liable, if he has acted wilfully, to suffer imprisonment for a term which may extend to fourteen years or such less punishment as is in this Act mentioned; and if he has not acted wilfully, to suffer imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years or such less punishment as is in this Act mentioned.